San Joaquin wooly-threads
Leaves narrowly oblong (10-45 mm, margins shallowly sinuate-dentate or entire, faces loosely woolly). Peduncles 2-20 mm. Involucres ± 4.5 mm. Phyllaries 4-7, distinct, elliptic to oblanceolate (reflexed in fruit), apices acute. Ray florets 4-7; laminae 0.5 mm, ± equally 3-lobed (inconspicuous). Disc florets 20-40 (corolla lobes 4, with glandular hairs; anther appendages widest at middles). Cypselae obcompressed, ± 3 mm, 3-angled (peripheral), 2-angled (disc), hairy on margins (pappi of 2-7 spatulate, erose to laciniate scales ± 1 mm). 2n = 22. Flowering Feb-May. Sandy areas in grasslands or on alkali sinks; 90-700 m; Calif.
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